Recruiting: Texas WR Trenton Waggoner chooses Army over Air Force

Trenton Waggoner chose to visit Army over Air Force this past weekend.

Waggoner, a wide receiver from St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas, was so impressed by his visit to West Point that he committed to the Black Knights before he left post. He tweeted offers from Army and Air Force on Jan. 25. Waggoner caught 69 passes for 1,294 yards and 20 touchdowns his senior year.

“I just felt more of the family atmosphere and brotherhood Army had than Air Force did,” said Waggoner, who also had an offer from UMass. “It (the visit) was great. I loved the environment including the weather but especially the family feeling everyone gave off to me.”

Bishop Kenny (Fla.) linebacker Bryce Mullenix and Salmen (La.) defensive lineman Rashawn Gallaspy also committed to Army during their visit over the weekend (Feb. 1-3). Mullenix had a preferred walk-on offer from national champion Clemson. His father, Scott, was an offensive lineman at Alabama and a member of the Crimson Tide’s 1992 national championship team.

“I got a lot of my questions answered and I can see it as a place I’ll be playing in the next four years,” Mullenix said.

Gallaspy said the visit was, “more than I could imagine. I loved the campus. Some of the factors that led to Gallaspy’s decision was, “just how deep the brotherhood is and how great the guys are.”

Berkely Prep (Fla.) defensive back Tim Boone and Copperas Creek (Texas) running back Shontez Simmons announced their comments to Army following visits over the weekend.

St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) linebacker JT Penick gave Army his verbal commitment Monday night. Penick returned to football after stepping away his junior season to focus on football. Penick made 144 tackles in 14 games.

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2019 Army football commits
*LS Ryan Aguilar, 6-2, 215, Liberty HS, Bakersfield, Calif.
WR Isaiah Alston, 6-4, 180, Mater Dei HS, New Monmouth, N.J.
*OL Tino Arcuri, 6-2, 265, Boardman HS, Youngstown, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Bowling Green.
*K Andrew Bagley, 5-10, 160, James I. O’Neill HS, Highland Falls, N.Y.
*QB Cade Ballard, 5-10, 195, Greeneville (Tenn.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Georgia Southern, Tulane, Middle Tennessee State.
*OL Dayton Baugh, 6-3, 255, Beechwood HS, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
*QB Maurice Bellan, 5-10, 178, Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
*OL Connor Bishop, 6-3, 270, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, Pa.
DB Tim Boone, 5-11, 175, Berkeley Prep, Tampa, Fla.: Army visit – Feb. 1-3.
*S Tyler Brennan, 6-1, 180, North Hills HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.
LB Jalen Brooks, 6-foot, 220, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Other offers – Navy
DL Nikai Butler, 6-2, 240, Byrd HS, Fayetteville, N.C.
*OL Cam Callaway, 6-2, 270, Aledo (Texas) HS: Former Harvard commit
LB Andre Carter, 6-6, 230, Cheshire (Conn.) Academy: Other offers – Air Force.
DE Reed Chandler, 6-4, 240, Conley HS, Greenville, N.C.: Other offers – Coastal Carolina (COMMITTED, July 27)
DL Grady Chapman, 6-3, 255, Carlisle (Pa.) HS
*S Jimmy Ciarlo, 6-3, 190, St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J.: Other offers – Syracuse, Old Dominion.
*RB Clayton Cribb, 5-10, 210, North Lincoln HS, Denver, N.C.
*QB Alijah Curtis, 5-9, 180, McKinley HS, Canton, Ohio
*TE Simon Dellinger, 6-6, 225, Snider HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Ohio.
RB Colton Dooley, 5-11, 190, Nolensville (Tenn.) HS: Rushed for 1,036 yards and 19 touchdowns as a season. (COMMITTED, Jan. 22)
*TE Trace Dorminy, 6-4, 220, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.
*DL Isaiah Filisi, 6-3, 245, St. Louis HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
RB Bruno Forestieri, 5-11, 225, St. Pius X HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Air Force (COMMITTED, July 15)
OL Darryl Fuller, 6-4, 265, Christ The King HS, Middle Village, N.Y.
DL Rashawn Gallaspy, 6-3, 265, Salmen HS, Slidell, La.: Other offers – Louisiana-Monroe (COMMITTED, Feb. 4)
RB Keiran Grant, 5-11, 175, Cuero (Texas) HS: Other offers – Texas State (COMMITTED, July 27)
*LB Peyton Hampton, 6-2, 227, Davie HS, Mocksville, N.C.
T David Hayward, 6-4, 235, Monte Vista HS, Danville, Calif.: Former Montana State commit. (COMMITTED, Dec. 14)
*T Lachlan Holt, 6-3, 270, Richmond Hill (Ga.) HS
*DT Gerald Irons, 6-2, 260, Klein Oak HS, Spring, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Boston College, Kansas, North Texas, UTEP, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe.
*WR-TE Ryan Jackovic, 6-5, 205, Quaker Valley HS, Leetsdale, Pa.
DL Johnny Johnson, 6-2, 260, St. Amant (La.) HS: (COMMITTED, Jan. 12)
RB Robert Jones, 5-10, 190, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.: Former Navy commit rushed for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping Cedar Grove to a AAA state title. (COMMITTED, Jan. 23)
*LB Spencer Jones, 6-1, 215, Vandegrift HS, Austin, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
*TE Ben Koch, 6-6, 240, Austin (Texas) HS
*DE Tyler Komorowski, 6-4, 240, Weir HS, Weirton, W.Va.: Other offers – Michigan (preferred walk-on), Kent State.
*OL Boobie Law, 6-4, 275, Pike HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
*RB Justin Lescouflair, 5-10, 175, Freeport (N.Y.) HS: First offer – Army.
TE Josh Lingenfelter, 6-4, 215, Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla.: (COMMITTED, Jan. 15)
QB Beau Lombardi, 6-2, 220, Valley HS, West Des Moines, Iowa: Brother of Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi.
LB-S Cole Mabry, 6-2, 190, Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa: Other offers – Iowa State (COMMITTED, July 29)
DB Michael Mack, 6-2, 180, Bullis HS, Potomac, Md.: Other offers – Air Force, Rice
*OL Nate Mahoney, 6-3, 250, Lincoln-Way West HS, New Lenox, Ill.
RB Ay’Juan Marshall, 5-10, 175, West York HS, York, Pa.: Other offers – Navy. Rushed for 1,325 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior.
*S Daryan McDonald, 6-foot, 210, Choate Rosemary Hall HS, Wallingford, Conn.: First offer – Army.
*FB Nick Mell, 6-foot, 212, Stone Bridge HS, Ashburn, Va.: Other offers – Navy
*QB Alex Meredith, 6-foot, 185, A.L. Hanna HS, Anderson, S.C.: Other offers – Navy, Coastal Carolina
*DL Etuate Moala, 6-3, 270, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
DB Jabari Moore, 6-foot, 183, Hoover (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Troy, Liberty
LB Bryce Mullenix, 6-1, 227, Bishop Kenny HS, Jacksonville, Fla.: Preferred walk-on offer – Clemson. Committed to Army during Feb. 1-3 visit
*TE Paxton Nayman, 6-5, 235, Creekview HS, Canton, Ga.
*CB Boris Nicolas-Paul, 5-10, 175, Hillside (N.J.) HS: Other offers – Buffalo.
LB Declan O’Leary, 6-4, 227, Pembroke Hill HS, Kansas City, Mo.: Other offers – Navy.
QB Christian Parrish, 5-10, 200, Prince Avenue Christian HS, Bogart, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Georgia Southern (COMMITTED, June 28)
LB JT Penick, 6-3, 210, St. Augustine HS: Made 144 tackles as a senior. (COMMITTED, Feb. 4)
DL Dylan Perez, 6-2, 275, Columbus HS, Miami, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Miami (preferred walk-on), Buffalo, Florida Atlantic. (COMMITTED, Nov. 6)
*CB Kolubah Pewee, 5-11, 160, Tottenville HS, Staten Island, N.Y.: Former Fordham commit
*WR Ridge Polk, 5-10, 170, Cambridge HS, Milton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force.
CB Malik Prioleau, 5-10, 165, Edgewater HS, Orlando, Fla.: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED, Jan. 13)
#LB Jonzell Prudhomme, 6-2, 217, Davis HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, New Mexico. (COMMITTED, Jan. 25)
S Tyson Riley, 6-3, 200, Springfield (Mo.) Catholic HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
DE/LB Kaghen Roach, 6-5, 225, Celina (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force (COMMITTED, Jan. 28)
RB Tyrell Robinson, 5-8, 165, East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Rushed for 1,645 yards and 24 touchdowns as senior. (COMMITTED, Jan. 13)
OL Carson Shaffer, 6-3, 280, Prosper (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED, July 28)
RB Shontez Simmons, 5-10, 185, Copperas Cove (Texas): Army official visit: Feb. 1-3. (COMMITTED, Feb. 3)
LB Trey Stephens, 6-foot, 220, Coronado HS, Lubbock, Texas: Had more than 500 tackles in his four-year varsity career. (COMMITTED, Jan. 27)
LS Patrick Szczesniak, 6-2, 215, Mount Carmel HS, Chicago, Ill.: Other offers – Iowa State, Purdue (COMMITTED to Army, Dec. 17)
DB Kyle Terry, 6-1, 185, Mount Paran Christian HS, Kennesaw, Ga.: First offer – Army. Also played quarterback. (COMMITTED, Jan. 23)
DB D’Andre Tobias, 5-10, 170, Benedictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
*FB Cole Truex, 6-2, 226, Marin Catholic HS, Kentfield, Calif.: Other offers –  Navy, Air Force (COMMITTED, June 7)
*S Fabrice Voyne, 6-2, 195, Xavier Prep, Palm Desert, Calif.: Other offers – Utah State, BYU
WR Trenton Waggoner, 6-foot, 175, St. Pius X HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Air Force. Committed to Army on Feb. 1-3 visit. Chose Army over Air Force.
DL Noah West, 6-3, 220, Bixby (Okla.) HS: First offer – Army. Had 21.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 for state 6A champion Bixby. (COMMITTED to Army, Feb. 2)
*DB Maxwell Williams, 5-10, 180, Millbrook HS. Raleigh, N.C.: Other offers – Appalachian State
*RB Shacori Williams, 5-10, 205, Many (La.) HS.
*QB Dedrick Wilson, 6-1, 195, Kenedy (Texas) HS
LB Davis Wofford, 6-foot, 225, Robinson HS, Little Rock, Ark.: (COMMITTED, August 1)
*TE Garrett Woodall, 6-5, 210, West Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
WR Jake Woods, 6-5, 200, Cardinal Newman HS, Santa Rosa, Calif.: First offer – Army. Official visit – Jan. 18-19. Caught 36 passes for 630 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games as a senior.
*signed with Army in December 2018

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